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Libya: why enforcing an arms embargo is so hard
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Libya: why enforcing an arms embargo is so hard
A group of countries involved in the ongoing civil war in Libya agreed at a meeting in Berlin on January 19 to uphold a UN arms embargo and stop international meddling in the country's conflict. Germany wants to find a way to end the ongoing conflict in Libya to prevent the North African country from becoming a "new Syria"....
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The road to Armageddon — our two existential threats and the 2020 presidential race
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Friday, 24 January 2020
The road to Armageddon — our two existential threats and the 2020 presidential race
As we begin this new decade, our world faces great peril from two intertwined existential threats: climate change and nuclear war. Failing to solve these two i...
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Triumphant return for ex UN diplomat expelled from Sierra Le...
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Triumphant return for ex UN diplomat expelled from Sierra Le...
Michael von der Schulenburg was awarded the West African country’s highest honor - Grand Commander of the Order of the Republic. A statement from the presidenc...
 
At least 8 dead, 315 hurt as earthquake rocks eastern Turkey
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Friday, 24 January 2020
At least 8 dead, 315 hurt as earthquake rocks eastern Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, causing some buildings to collapse, killing at least e...
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Magnitude-6.5 earthquake hits Turkey, four dead
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Magnitude-6.5 earthquake hits Turkey, four dead
Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Friday, with initial reports indicating four deaths and about a dozen injuries. It struck ...
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Oil ends sharply lower as worries rise over virus outbreak
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Oil ends sharply lower as worries rise over virus outbreak
By Mark DeCambre Oil futures ended sharply lower Friday on fears the spread of the coronavirus in China elsewhere will undercut demand for crude, which had see...
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Four employees of French Christian NGO missing in Baghdad
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Four employees of French Christian NGO missing in Baghdad
Four male employees of a French Christian NGO, three French nationals and one Iraqi, have been missing in Baghdad since Monday, the charity announced Friday. T...
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6.8-magnitude strikes Turkey, casualties reported
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Friday, 24 January 2020
6.8-magnitude strikes Turkey, casualties reported
ANKARA, January 24. /TASS/. At least six people were killed and 225 injured in the powerful earthquake that struck eastern Turkey on Friday evening, Turkish au...
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Eastern Turkey Struck by Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Eastern Turkey Struck by Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake
ISTANBUL — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 shook eastern Turkey on Friday, causing some buildings to collapse and killing at least six people...
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Strong earthquake strikes eastern Turkey, six dead
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Strong earthquake strikes eastern Turkey, six dead
By Ezgi Erkoyun. ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Friday, killing six people and damaging buildings near the epicentre of th...
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Strong earthquake strikes eastern Turkey, six dead
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Strong earthquake strikes eastern Turkey, six dead
Rescuers are seen in outside a collapsed building after an earthquake in Elazig, Turkey, January 24, 2020. Ihlas News Agency (IHA) via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITOR...
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Pakistan welcomes Tehran, Riyadh readiness for dialogue
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Pakistan welcomes Tehran, Riyadh readiness for dialogue
TEHRAN - Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has welcomed a readiness by Tehran and Riyadh to hold dialogue to reduce tensions. “We call for cleari...
 
3:03 Venezuela approves declaration for the nations' sovereignty
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Friday, 24 January 2020
3:03 Venezuela approves declaration for the nations' sovereignty
24 de enero de 2020, 15:3 Caracas, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Delegations of political parties and social movements gathered at the World Meeting against Imperiali...
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Belarus' leader blasts Russia for pushing merger of 2 states
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Belarus' leader blasts Russia for pushing merger of 2 states
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The president of Belarus on Friday accused Moscow of pressuring his country to merge with Russia and vowed not to let it happen. Talking t...
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Magnitude-6.5 earthquake hits Turkey, four dead
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Magnitude-6.5 earthquake hits Turkey, four dead
Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A magnitude-6.5 earthquake struck eastern Turkey on Friday, with initial reports indicating four deaths and about a dozen injuries. It struck ...
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At least 4 dead as magnitude 6.8 quake rocks eastern Turkey
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Friday, 24 January 2020
At least 4 dead as magnitude 6.8 quake rocks eastern Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 rocked eastern Turkey on Friday, causing some buildings to collapse and killing at leas...
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Belarus’ leader blasts Russia for pushing merger of 2 states
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Belarus’ leader blasts Russia for pushing merger of 2 states
KYIV, Ukraine - The president of Belarus on Friday accused Moscow of pressuring his country to merge with Russia and vowed not to let it happen. Talking to wor...
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Belarus' leader blasts Russia for pushing merger of 2 states
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Belarus' leader blasts Russia for pushing merger of 2 states
Norway's crude oil tanker Breiviken is escorted to the Klaipeda oil terminal in Klaipeda, Lithuania, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. Belarus started importing oil fro...
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Banking sector gross credit grows by N2trn in 7 months — Emefiele
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Banking sector gross credit grows by N2trn in 7 months — Emefiele
He stated that the Committee further encouraged the Management of the bank to be more vigorous in its drive to improve access to credit through its pursuit of ...
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Raouf Mazou appointed UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Operations
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Raouf Mazou appointed UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Operations
Raouf Mazou, who has just been appointed to serve as UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, speaking at World Refugee Day event in Kenya in 2017. ...
 
Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 31 Entities for Status, Defers Action on 75 Othe
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 31 Entities for Status, Defers Action on 75 Othe
Continuing its 2020 regular session, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 31 entities for special consultative status with the Eco...
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TV: Fearing ‘trap,’ Gantz almost certain to reject White House invitation
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Friday, 24 January 2020
TV: Fearing ‘trap,’ Gantz almost certain to reject White House invitation
“In Blue and White [party] they fear it will be more political than diplomatic and Netanyahu is bringing Gantz to Washington, not to praise him, but to embarra...
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Under Trump deal, Israel said to retain security control over Palestinian state
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Under Trump deal, Israel said to retain security control over Palestinian state
Under the terms of the soon-to-be released Trump administration peace plan, Israel would retain overall security control of the entire West Bank even if a Pale...
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World: 30 Years After the Adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Disregard for Inter
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Friday, 24 January 2020
World: 30 Years After the Adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Disregard for Inter
Boys and girls around the world continued to be highly impacted by conflict and to suffer grievous violations of their rights, including while deprived of libe...
 
Recommendations for restarting Israel-Jordan relations
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Recommendations for restarting Israel-Jordan relations
Some 25 years after the historic peace agreement between Israel and Jordan was signed the time has come to restart the strategic relationship between the state...
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34 U.S. troops in Iraq diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike
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Friday, 24 January 2020
34 U.S. troops in Iraq diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike
While the U.S. military has to immediately report incidents threatening life, limb or eyesight, it does not have an urgent requirement to do so with suspected ...
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Oil drops the most since May on fears coronavirus will hit growth - CNBC
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Oil drops the most since May on fears coronavirus will hit growth - CNBC
Oil is on track for its worst week since May as the coronavirus outbreak continues to pressure prices. A slowdown in China's economy would impact demand becaus...
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Oil price falls as virus fears hit hard
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Oil price falls as virus fears hit hard
The price of oil fell sharply but global stock markets were mixed as investors scrambled to assess the potential fallout to world trade and tourism should the ...
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Oil price falls as virus fears hit hard
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Oil price falls as virus fears hit hard
The price of oil fell sharply but global stock markets were mixed as investors scrambled to assess the potential fallout to world trade and tourism should the ...
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UN says officials barred from using Whatsapp over security concerns
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Friday, 24 January 2020
UN says officials barred from using Whatsapp over security concerns
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) — United Nations officials do not use WhatsApp to communicate because “it’s not supported as a secure mechanism,” a UN spokesman said ...
 
Oil slumps, on track for more than 7% weekly decline, as China virus fears shadow market
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Friday, 24 January 2020
Oil slumps, on track for more than 7% weekly decline, as China virus fears shadow market
By Mark DeCambre Oil futures fell sharply Friday on fears the spread of the coronavirus in China elsewhere will undercut demand for crude which has seen prices...
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    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
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